Hels has chosen "blue" for the theme this week, and here's my blue card.
Delicate and pretty isn't my usual style, so I don't know what came over me here!
I began with a shaped card which I turned into an easel card with the help of a Go Kreate fancy label die. ( In case you haven't seen how to cut part of an aperture into a card, here's my way of doing it)
For the embossing on the dark blue panel, I inked up a rubber stamp with silver Brilliance ink (Platinum Planet, do be precise) and put it face-up on the craft table, then put the velvet paper face down on top of the stamp and pressed it with a hot iron. If you've never done this, it can be a bit scary, but I am assured that rubber stamps can take very high temperatures. Don't try it with clear "jelly acrylic stamps though, as you will wreck the stamp. (Fortunately, the stamp I killed that way wasn't one I particularly liked!)
This little ballet dancer die from Marianne is one of my favourites. I've cut her out of silver foil card and the three roses are cut from copy paper that I've coloured with Starburst Stains - you can see them a bit better in the close-up.
Hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!
(Don't worry, the grunge will be back soon!)